A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim:
Citizen Police Academy Applications Available
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its 11-week Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA). The class will run every Wednesday starting September 9, 2015, with graduation set for Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The CPA consists of a series of classes, discussions, and demonstrations of the various operations and divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.
Classes will be held for three hours, 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. weekly at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office- Training Division in the Large Classroom. The goal of the CPA is to expand our community’s knowledge of the various services we provide and to facilitate an enjoyable, educational, hands-on learning experience in the field of law enforcement.
To be a participant you must be at least 18 years of age, pass a criminal background check, and sign a waiver/ hold harmless agreement. Preference is given to those who live or work within McHenry County. Once those have been accommodated, others may be considered.
The Citizens’ Police Academy is offered free of charge.
Class size will be limited to 22 students; a minimum of 10 students will be required to hold the Academy. Applications can be downloaded from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office webpage at www.mchenrysheriff.org . Applications must be postmarked or submitted in person to the Sheriff’s Office by Monday, August 10, 2015.
Anyone with questions can contact firstname.lastname@example.org .